Course Description

Course Name

Explorations in Cultural Studies

Session: VRMS3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Pre-requisites: ENG202 or permission of the instructor.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

This course explores the theoretical foundations of cultural studies and its contemporary relevance, with a particular emphasis on the study of media, popular culture, race, sexuality, music, and cultural industries. The course will explore and assess the complex relationship between culture, politics and ideology. Furthermore, it will address the question of media ideology and audiences, including issues of race and diaspora, the problem of minorities and agency, as well as the relationship between former colonial powers and their colonized subjects, and their legacy in contemporary (popular) culture. The course will also provide a thorough analysis of culture industries. Key thinkers in the field will be discussed: from Stuart Hall to Paul Gilroy, Homi Bhabha, Judith Butler, Angela McRobbie and Frederick Jameson. 3 credit hours. Pre-requisites: ENG202 or permission of the instructor.

*Course content subject to change